Mariana Dale rustles up stories in the East Valley as a Senior Field Correspondent.

She’s followed a microphone onto cattle ranches, into classrooms, and many places in between. Though the fact has disappointed curious kids on career day, most of her time is not spent talking to the famous, but rather the quietly extraordinary people of Arizona.

She started at  KJZZ on the digital team and you can still occasionally find her editing stories for the web and thinking of clever ways to share them with a growing online audience.

Dale has learned from stints at Arizona Public Media, The Arizona Daily Star, The Arizona Republic and as an intern at NPR’s Morning Edition in Culver City.  She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Dale is grateful for the mentoring of the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, the Chips Quinn Scholars program and AIR’s New Voices Scholars.

Email her at, tweet her at @mariana_dale.

Title Author Publication Date
Tempe Greenlights Future Funding For Mini Neighborhood Libraries Mariana Dale March 20, 2017
Study: Public Access To Information Bad And Probably Getting Worse Mariana Dale March 16, 2017
South Scottsdale Fosters 'Small Town Mentality,' New Growth Mariana Dale March 15, 2017
Private University Pulls In-Person Classes From Mesa, Says Online Enrollment Grows Mariana Dale March 10, 2017
Proposed Mesa Program Would Give Late Taxpayers A 'Break' Mariana Dale March 08, 2017
Arizona Board Of Regents Picks Robbins As UA President Mariana Dale March 07, 2017
Tempe Council Pledges Transparency, Easier Access To Data Mariana Dale March 06, 2017
Regents Announce Top Candidates For UA Presidency Mariana Dale February 28, 2017
Law Change Would Expand Medical Marijuana Business In Apache Junction Mariana Dale February 28, 2017
Tempe Police, Human Services, Public Works Among Homeless Outreach Mariana Dale February 20, 2017
Chandler Poodle Prances Into Top Competition At Westminster Mariana Dale February 20, 2017
Gilbert Seeks Stricter Rules For Rehabs, Group Homes Mariana Dale February 15, 2017
Got Hazardous Waste? Mesa Plans Permanent Drop-Off Facility Mariana Dale February 14, 2017
Winter Mosquitoes Bug Gilbert Residents Mariana Dale February 08, 2017
Supporters of Muslim, Immigrant And Refugee Communities March For Peace In Tempe Mariana Dale February 03, 2017
Gilbert Annexes Land For Charter School Mariana Dale January 31, 2017
Arizona Board Of Regents Oppose Proposed Law To Upend University Oversight January 31, 2017
'The Stress Of My Job Was Making Me Sick' And More Reasons Arizona Teachers Quit Mariana Dale January 31, 2017
More Phoenix Students Seek Federal Aid For College Mariana Dale January 30, 2017
Former Golf Course Tees Off As Tempe Farmer's Market Mariana Dale January 27, 2017
Charter School Plans Expansion For Land Envisioned As Gilbert Commercial Space Mariana Dale January 25, 2017
Tempe Council Proposes Rules For Popular E-Bikes Mariana Dale January 24, 2017
Study: Scottsdale Photo Enforcement Creates Safer Streets Mariana Dale January 24, 2017
Habitat For Humanity Breaks Ground On Tempe Affordable Housing With Prayers, Blessings Mariana Dale January 18, 2017
Valley Metro Tests Light Rail Wi-Fi Mariana Dale January 18, 2017